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How to correctly format SRV records?

I have looked in various places on this community but was unable to find an entry on how to correctly enter an SRV record on DigitalOcean’s DNS panel. As far as I know, they are correctly formatted like this example:

_service._protocol.name.server.com 36000 IN SRV 0 5 25565 name.server.com

However, when entering the first section (before the TTL) in the Name field on the DNS panel, I am always issued a 404 error when trying to connect to the service.

SRV records are not explained very well on DigitalOcean and it would be nice to get a tutorial on setting one up for a secondary webserver or gameserver, etc.

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Like markcza said, the key is that you need to make sure the name ends with a period. The same thing is true for the hostname field if you are not using the IP address.